What do you do when you need to be at three places at the same time? A consulting geologist or engineer in southern California will be challenged with this all the time. So you set up a Mobile Office! It’s not always pretty, but it should work. Here is a recent example from this week. I was on a job that required two contiguous phases of inspection, so I had to be there all day; but I had reports to write, proposals to send off, and workers to manage. Components: computer, iPad 3G with bluetooth keyboard, iphone and jawbone bluetooth, hiking gear, work files, scribble pad, hard hat, change of clothes, toolbox, water and snacks.